Chemistry Laboratories is an independent film production company founded by Jason Neulander, based in Austin, Texas, and focused on projects that get under your skin. Our work balances relevance, meaning, and entertainment with the goal of reaching the broadest possible audience.
Jason Neulander is an award-winning writer, director, and producer in both live theatre and film. From 1994 to 2008, Neulander founded and ran Salvage Vanguard Theater, a company devoted to the development and production of new work. During his tenure he was named “Best Theatre Director” three times by the readers of the Austin Chronicle and won numerous awards for his work. Of his work there, the Austin American-Statesman said: “Neulander aims to change the world… Unlike most of his artistic compatriots, he is winning.” In 2010 he created the transmedia sci-fi multiverse THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS. The “Live-Action Graphic Novel” Intergalactic trilogy has been booked into more than 170 venues in the U.S., Europe, and Australia, including runs on Broadway and sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center. It was named “Best of Austin” in 2011 and has been featured on PBS, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and TBS’s CONAN (with Conan O’Brien as a performer). The graphic novels are available in print and through comiXology. A broadcast version of the project was produced by KLRU and PBS Digital Studios and can be seen on YouTube. SALT, a spinoff in the form of podcasts and a novel can be found at www.oneofus.net. Neulander’s first film HIT & RUN has been screened at many film festivals and was recognized as one of the top films of 2015 by the Texas Filmmakers Showcase. His short film BUTTERCUP was broadcast nationally by PBS. He recently completed his debut feature Fugitive Dreams.
In development: THE TRANSGRESSORS (feature-length Western); DELUSIONAL (feature-length thriller); THE HEIGHTS (feature-length horror)
2020 – FUGITIVE DREAMS – Fantasia 2020 (World Premiere)
2016 – BUTTERCUP (short) – Maryland International Film Festival, Philip K. Dick Film Festival, Greenwich International Film Festival, and many more
2015 – HIT & RUN (short) – Texas Filmmakers Showcase, Atlanta Independent Film Festival, Marfa Film Festival, Big Easy Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and many more